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Cedar Bay National Park

Cedar Bay was a 56.5 km2 national park in the Shire of Cook, Australia. In 2015, it became part of the Mangkalba section of the Ngalba Bulal National Park; the park is 1,522 km northwest of Brisbane, 40 km south of Cooktown and accessible only by boat or foot. The park is one of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area series of national parks, is a gazetted World Heritage site, it is known as Mangkal-Mangkalba in the dialect of the local Aboriginal population, the Eastern Kuku Yalanji. The Cedar Bay area was developed in the 1870s for tin mining, the remains of the tin work can still be seen in the area of Black Snake Rocks. Cedar Bay gained a degree of notoriety in the 1970s when the Bjelke-Petersen government destroyed a hippie commune, present; the raid was controversial because of the immense cost and use of a helicopter, light aircraft and a Navy vessel to arrest 12 people on drug and vagrancy charges. At the Cedar Bay inquiry, police were accused of burning huts, smashing personal belongings, destroying clothing, chopping down fruit plantations and consuming alcohol at the site following the drug raid.

Police, in their defence, tendered evidence of squalid living conditions and described the commune’s inhabitants as “filthy, criminal hippies”. In 2007, the national park was part of the 2,000 square kilometres of land handed over to Cape York's Aboriginal population by the Queensland government; the handover came as a result of a 1994 Native Title claim. It was known as Mount Finnigan National Park before being enlarged; the park contains some of the northernmost tropical rainforests in Australia. Birdwatching is a popular activity with the most common birds including cassowaries, yellow-breasted sunbirds, double-eyed fig-parrots, mangrove kingfishers, beach stone-curlews and pied imperial-pigeons. Bush camping is permitted in the park, however fishing and collecting are prohibited; the sole walking track in the park was a former donkey track used by tin miners. It is inaccessible to all but fit walkers. Protected areas of Queensland

Submittals (construction)

Submittals in construction management are shop drawings, material data and product data. Submittals are required for the architect and engineer to verify that the correct products will be installed on the project; this process gives the architect and sub-consultants the opportunity to select colors and types of material that were not chosen prior to completion of the construction drawings. This is not an occasion for the architect to select different materials than specified, but rather to clarify the selection within the quality level indicated in the specification and quantities shown on plans. For materials requiring fabrication, such as reinforcing steel and structural steel, the architect and engineer need to verify details furnished by the fabricator as well as the required quantities are met; the details from the fabricator reflect both material production expediency. One tragic example of a submitted alternate design is the suspension rod and bolting details resulting in the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse.

The steel fabricator was unable to produce lengths of steel as designed and proposed using shorter lengths. The proposed alternate compounded the loads on the bolts, which resulted in the skywalks collapsing on July 17, 1981. 114 people were killed. The contractor uses this information in installation, using dimensions and installation data from the submittal; the construction documents the technical specifications, require the contractor to submit product data and shop drawings to the architect and engineer for approval. This is one of the first steps, taken by the contractor after execution of the construction contract and issuance of the "Notice to Proceed"; the submittal process affects cost, quality and project success. On large, commercial projects the submittal process can involve thousands of different materials and equipment. Commercial buildings will have complex pre-fabricated components; these include: elevators, cabinets, air handling units, generators and cooling towers. These pieces of equipment require close coordination to ensure that they receive the correct power, fuel and structural support.

The submittal process gives another level of detail not included as part of the design documents. An "approved" submittal authorizes quantity and quality of a material or an assembly to be released for fabrication and shipment, it ensures. In essence, this is the final quality control mechanism; the product data submittal consists of the manufacturer’s product information. The information included in this submittal are: Manufacturer, trade name, model or type number and quantities: This information is necessary to compare the submitted item with the specified products and acceptable products listed, in the specification and addenda. Description of use and performance characteristics: Information should be furnished describing the normal use and expected performance of the product; the architect and contractor reviews this information to confirm that the product is appropriate for the intended use. Size and physical characteristics: The size and physical characteristics, such as adjustment capabilities, reviewed by both the contractor and architect.

The contractor has the most available information for comparing adjoining materials and equipment. The contractor needs to know the size and weight of the equipment for lifting and handling considerations. Finish characteristics: The architect reviews the available finishes and selects the appropriate finish, if the finish was not specified in the documents; the contractor should confirm that finish requirements in the specification are being met by the product. Specific request for jobsite dimensions: Some materials are custom-fabricated to job conditions, requiring dimensions from the jobsite; these jobsite dimensions are provided by the contractor, prior to release of the product for manufacture. See the article: Shop drawing. Many products require submission of samples. A sample is a physical portion of the specified product; some samples are full product samples, such as a brick or section of precast concrete, or a partial sample that indicates color or texture. The product sample is required when several products are acceptable, to confirm the quality and aesthetic level of the material.

The size or unit of sample material is specified. For some materials, a mock-up or sample panel is necessary. A common example of a sample panel is a wall mock-up; this is a full size mock-up of a wall assembly and can include window, exterior veneers and waterproofing. The mock-up serves as both an aesthetic review, but provides the contractors the opportunity to field test the assembly before full-scale assembly; the mock up may be required to be tested for lateral forces. The mock-up panel might be 10 feet wide by 12 feet high, showing the full wall span from floor to floor. Samples are required for finish selection or approval. Color and textures in the actual product can vary from the color and textures shown in printed material; the printed brochure gives an indication of available colors, but the colors are rendered in printer’s ink, rather than in the actual material. A quality level may be specified, requiring a selection of color and/or texture from sample pieces of the material. Several acceptable manufacturers may be listed in the specification and a level of quality may be specified.

The contractor, subcontractor, or supplier may have a preference for one of these products, based on price, quality, workability, or service. Sa

Hotel Riviera del PacĂ­fico

The Hotel Riviera del Pacífico was a hotel located in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. It was one of luxurious hotels in Mexico; the hotel was not a real success until the early 1950s. It closed in 1964. Prohibition sent North Americans south of their border in search of entertainment and alcohol, developing first Tijuana Rosarito, Ensenada as tourist destinations; the North American Compañía Mexicana del Rosarito decided to establish in Ensenada a grand hotel called the Hotel Playa de Ensenada, designed by Gordon F. Mayer in the most dramatic and luxurious style with materials sent south from the United States, it opened with spectacular festivities in 1930, including the Xavier Cugat band, under the management of boxer Jack Dempsey. The hotel was never a financial success, however because the road from the United States was poor, the end of Prohibition proved fatal; the hotel only operated intermittently, was put to military use during the Second World War. After the end of the War, one of the original shareholders, Jerome Utley of Detroit, by an old man and the only remaining shareholder, gave the hotel to a young lady with whom he was in love, Marjorie King Plant.

Plant ran the hotel with her Mexican lawyer and husband, Alfonso Rocha, changing its name to Hotel Riviera del Pacífico. Utley had been led to believe that Plant's marriage to Rocha was a "white marriage,", a marriage of convenience serving only to give Plant the Mexican citizenship she needed to run the hotel, when he discovered that this was not the case, he pursued Plant and Rocha with court cases, leading first to Plant's leaving the hotel for the United States and to Rocha's absconding from the hotel in 1956 to avoid a judgment against him. At this point the hotel was taken over by the Mexican government, which closed and demolished it in 1964; the Margarita is claimed to have been invented in several different places and at several different times. One claim is that it was invented at the Hotel Riviera del Pacífico for Marjorie King Plant at the time when she was the joint owner. Other versions refer to Marjorie King, an actress, some move the location from Ensenada to Tijuana. Margarita is a Spanish version of the name Marjorie.

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the Margarita was invented in the 1940s by Carlos Daniel "Danny" Herrera. Rebuilt in 1978, the hotel was reopened as the Centro Social, Cívico y Cultural de Ensenada; this includes an open-air theater, a historical museum, a number of rooms used for a variety of functions. List of hotels in Mexico List of companies of Mexico

When I'm 64 (film)

When I'm Sixty-Four is a television film about two older men from different backgrounds who first become friends and lovers. It was broadcast on BBC2 on 4 August 2004 and was screened at several LGBT film festivals in 2005 and 2006. Jim is a Latin teacher, retiring after a long career at the same public school he attended as a boy, he is determined to see the world and fall in love. His plans are delayed; the cab that picks Jim up from school is driven by Ray, a widower whose grown children and Little Ray, use him as an unpaid babysitter for their kids. Ray feels lonely and unfulfilled, the terminal illness of his friend Billy has made him face his own mortality, he is inspired to take charge of his own life after learning of Jim's plans. Despite their different backgrounds, shy academic Jim and former football hooligan Ray become friends. Although Jim is sexually inexperienced and Ray has lived a lifetime as a heterosexual, their friendship develops into a romantic relationship; the situation is further complicated by the reactions of Ray's children.

The film was made as part of BBC Two's The Time of Your Life season, which featured programs focusing on people over 50. Writer Tony Grounds explained: "When I was asked to do something about this age group I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to talk about pensions and bus passes." Executive producer Jessica Pope said: "The underlying theme that you're never too old to make changes in your life is universal. Jim and Ray take a course they couldn't contemplate in their youth, they don't bow to others' expectations about how old men should behave."Actor Alun Armstrong said he had some reservations about filming the love scene between Jim and Ray "because the taboos are so ingrained in us... But when I read the script I thought,'It's a lovely story. It's such a good idea, with great twists in it and, all right, so they turn out to be gay.'"The title of the film is from the Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four" but Jim's character is retiring at age 65. Airing on 4 August 2004, When I'm Sixty-Four had 3.17 million viewers.

It was the second-highest rated program of the week on BBC2, though all of the top 30 programs on BBC1 had higher viewing figures. It won the Prix Europa for Television Programme of the Year 2005 – TV Fiction; the Independent observed that When I'm Sixty-Four challenged TV conventions by depicting older people in a sexual relationship, while Nancy Banks-Smith of The Guardian found it "touching" and said the dialogue was "strikingly true to life." Dan Odenwald of Metro Weekly wrote: "When I'm Sixty-Four is richer and more subtle than most romances. The age and experience of the couple allow director Jon Jones to offer a deeper, more layered narrative."The film was subsequently shown at various LGBT film festivals including the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco in June 2005. C. in October 2005. At the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in July 2005, it won the jury prize for best feature in the gay male category, at the Out Takes Dallas film festival in November 2005, the film won the award for best feature and Alun Armstrong was awarded best lead actor in a feature.

When I'm Sixty-Four has not been released on DVD. When I'm 64 on IMDb BBC Press Office: When I'm 64

Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, United States, in 1996. They have released five studio albums, have sold over 5 million units worldwide; the band is best known for their cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", which topped the Billboard alternative songs charts in 2001. They released their debut album Greatest Hits independently in 1999 signed to DreamWorks Records in 2000, their second album ANThology was released in 2001 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over one million copies and reaching 11th on the Billboard 200. Following up, their third album, TruANT, released in 2003; the album was produced by brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, made it to 42 on the Billboard 200. In 2005 the band recorded the next album 3rd Draft, however the album's release was denied by the label after Geffen bought out DreamWorks, it was released in 2006 as Up in the Attic, charting at 114th on the Billboard 200. After several years of sporadic touring, the band's fifth studio album Always and Forever was released in February 2015.

The band was formed in 1996 in California. The original lineup consisted of Terry Corso, Mike Cosgrove and Tye Zamora, their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions."In 1996 they recorded a demo tape entitled the $100 EP containing five songs, in 1998 they recorded a second demo tape Love Songs, featuring four songs. In 1999, Alien Ant Farm released their debut album, titled Greatest Hits that featured a first version of "Smooth Criminal", it went on to win Best Independent Album in the L. A. Music Awards that year. In 2000, after forging a friendship with the band Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm signed with DreamWorks SKG for their second studio album, Anthology, they proceeded to tour with Papa Roach to support the album. In 2001, their cover of Michael Jackson's song, "Smooth Criminal", was a No. 1 single in Australia and New Zealand, a No. 3 single in the UK, No. 1 on the US Modern Rock charts.

The music video features numerous homages to his videos. Terry Corso, the band's guitarist, addressed this in an MTV interview on the set of the music video, saying, "We want to pay homage to Michael Jackson, but on our level. We're not that glitzy, so we just want to tastefully take the stuff that's cool in his videos and apply it in our own dirty little backyard way." The song appeared on the soundtrack of the first season of WWE Tough Enough and in the film American Pie 2. Their following single "Movies" was a Top 5 hit in the UK and a Top 20 hit in New Zealand; the band began touring in promotion of these two singles and their album, which went platinum. In spring of 2002, the band contributed "Bug Bytes" to the first Spider-Man soundtrack. In May 2002, the band was involved in a bus accident while touring in Spain. While the whole band suffered minor injuries, the driver, 26-year-old Christopher Holland, was killed, lead singer Dryden Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebra. Alien Ant Farm soon returned to the studio to work on their next album, released in 2003 and produced by Stone Temple Pilots' Robert and Dean DeLeo.

The video for "These Days", the first single from the album, was filmed on top of a nearby building during the Red Carpet at the 2003 BET Awards. "Glow" was a mainstream radio success. Two months after this album was released, their record label closed its doors; this hindered the album's popularity over time, the album was much less successful than their platinum selling début. In October 2003, guitarist Terry Corso split with the band citing "irreconcilable differences". Victor Camacho joined the band and completed the remainder of the Truant tour until the band returned home. Joe Hill was named the new guitarist in 2005. In 2004, the band recorded the song "Dark in Here" for The Punisher video game; the band was forced to wait for Geffen to allow them to record another album. In 2005, the band recorded with producer Jim Wirt and planned to release the album during that summer. However, Geffen shelved the album and subsequently denied the band the rights to release it themselves; the band made bootleg copies of the album material available to all of their fans.

This unofficial release was dubbed 3rd Draft by fans. Four video games have featured the band's songs, their song "Wish" was in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, while the song "Courage" featured in Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder and ATV Offroad Fury 2. The song "These Days" was featured in Madden NFL 2004 and the song "S. S Recognize" were featured in NHL 2004. In late 2005, Geffen agreed to let the band release the album on another Universal label, Universal Music Enterprises. On May 30, 2006 the new album, Up in the Attic, was released digitally on iTunes and sold at various retailers; the Best Buy Edition included a bonus track, "Repeat Defender". The first single was "Forgive and Forget", the one added track to 3rd Draft. In April 2006, bassist Tye Zamora decided to go to college; the short amount of live shows thereafter featured Alex Barreto on bass. On June 29, 2006, the band performed on G4's Attack of the Show, on July 18, 2006, Up In The Attic was released worldwide, along with BUSted: The Definitive DVD.

Included on the DVD were music vide

Earl of Northampton

Earl of Northampton is a title in the Peerage of England, created five times. Waltheof Simon II de Senlis jure uxoris Maud, Queen of Scotland Simon III de Senlis William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Northampton, earldom abeyant Henry Bolingbroke, 3rd Earl of Northampton earldom restored 1384. "Northampton and Marquesses of". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 765–767